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From screaming loud to whisper soft, the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal can faithfully reproduce the dynamics of your playing style. Level and distortion...Click To Read More About This Product

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From screaming loud to whisper soft, the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal can faithfully reproduce the dynamics of your playing style. Level and distortion controls give you complete command of the amount of signal processing. Tone knob lets you tailor EQ right on the unit. The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal is a tough stompbox that can take whatever your boot can dish out. Includes 5-year warranty.

  • Tone, level, and distortion knobs on face
  • Super-tough construction
  • Lets your true guitar tone shine through

Sometimes you need a soft, clean, pure tone to express your musical vision. The REST of the time, you need the DS-1. Put it in the cart!

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Boss DS-1 Distortion


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Comments about Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal:

The Boss DS-1 is the best Distortion value on the market! It has been found on the pedal boards of George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Curt Cobain, among others. It produces everything from subtle clipping to extreme distortion. It has a fairly tight bass response with a sharp treble attack and what sounds to be a mid-boost near the 800 khz range. With the DS-1's tone and drive knobs rolled back and your guitar set to the neck pickup, you can get a singing, sustaining sound reminiscent of Eric Johnson's instrumental version of "Cliff's of Dover". Turn up the DS-1's gain and treble and switch to your guitar's bridge Humbucker and you are in 80's Metal territory! This pedal excels when used to add extra sustain and distortion to an already crunchy sound. For example, my single coil Strat does not drive a Marshall Plexi hard enough to get anything more than light to medium overdrive. I use the DS-1 on a low gain setting to drive the amp a little harder and it complements the amp perfectly to produce a wonderfully full and rich distortion tone that reacts well to picking dynamics.

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